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‘Strong Heart’ to hold auditions for Leeteuk’s successor

The producers of SBS’ Strong Heart‘ have decided to hold an audition to find a replacement for Super Junior‘s Leeteuk on the show.

Leeteuk, who is enlisting in the army on October 30th, recorded his last episode of ‘Strong Heart’ on the 25th.

Producer Park Sang Hyuk stated, “We’re trying to find Leeteuk’s successor through an audition. We are opening the audition on November 1st in order to find someone who will be able to take his spot. Footage from the audition will be revealed on an episode of ‘Strong Heart’. Many idol members have already shown interest in this opportunity.”

He continued, “We finished Leeteuk’s last recording in a lively atmosphere. Members of Super Junior, TVXQ, SHINee, and Mighty Mouth‘s Sangchu, who is also enlisting, were present to record his last episode together. The ‘Goodbye Leeteuk’ special will air on November 6th and 13th.”

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Nominees for the 2012 MAMA Announced!!!

The 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards is already back for another round! The nominees and categories were announced on October 23 (todayat Incheon International Airport.

Voting begins now and ends on November 28, so hurry and get your votes in at the MAMA page now!

Best New Female Artist

AOA
SPICA
Ailee
JUNIEL
HELLOVENUS
Best New Male Artist
B.A.P
EXO-K
Busker Busker
Ulala Session
John ParkBest Female Artist

G.NA
GAIN
Baek Ji Young
BoA
IU

Best Male Artist

G-Dragon
K.Will
JYP
Se7en
PSY

Best Female Group

2NE1
Girls Generation-TTS
SISTAR
KARA
T-ara

Best Male Group

TVXQ
BEAST
Big Bang
Super Junior
Shinhwa

Best Collaboration Performance

Davichi & T-ara – We were in Love
JYP & GAIN – Someone Else
SKULL & HAHA – Busan Vacance
Trouble Maker – Trouble Maker
Huh Gak & Zia – I need you

Best OST
LYN – Back in Time (The Sun and the Moon)
Seo In Guk & Jung Eun Ji – All for You (Reply 1997)
Lee Jong Hyun – My Love (Gentlemen′s Dignity)
Tae Yeon – Missing You like Crazy (The King 2 Hearts)
Huh Gak – One Person (Big)

Best Music Video
GAIN – Bloom
NAUL – Memory of the Wind
Big Bang – Monster
PSY – Gangnam Style
INFINITE The Chaser

Best Rap Performance

Dynamic Duo – Without you
Leessang – Someday
Mighty Mouth – Bad Boy
Verbal Jint – You Deserve Better
Epik High – Up

Best Band Performance

10CM – Fine Thank You and You
CN Blue – Hey You
FT ISLAND – Severely
Nell – The Day Before
Busker Busker – Cherry Blossom Ending

Best Dance Performance – Solo

JYP – You′re the One
BoA – Only One
Seo In Young – Let′s Dance
PSY – Gangnam Style
HyunA – Ice Cream

Best Dance Performance – Male Group

B2ST – Beautiful Night
SHINEE – Sherlock
Super Junior – Sexy, Free & Single
MBLAQ – This is War
INFINITE – The Chaser

Best Dance Performance – Female Group

4Minute – Volume Up
f(x) – Electric Shock
miss A – Touch
Secret – Poison
SISTAR – Alone

Best Vocal Performance – Solo

K-Will – I need you
Baek Ji Young – Voice
IU – You and I
John Park – Falling
Huh Gak – The Person Who Once Loved Me

Best Vocal Performance – Group

2AM – I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me
Noel – I Miss You
Davichi – Will Think of You
URBAN ZAPAKA – I Hate You
4MEN – The Man, The Woman

Best Global Group – Female

2NE1
f(x)
Girls Generation-TTS
Wondergirls
KARA

Best Global Group-Male

CNBLUE
TVXQ
B2ST
Big Bang
Super Junior

Lets vote for our boys!!! ELFs fighting!!!!
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[Video|Trans] 120922 SMTOWN Jakarta Press Conference – Leeteuk

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Translate (Leeteuk part)

MC: next question for Super Junior, Leeteuk.

Leeteuk: Good Afternoon. We’re Super Junior. Assalamualaikum. My name is Leeteuk. I love Indonesian’s…. (Girl or Kadir? ….)

MC question, what is the difference of Super Show and SMTOWN Concert.

Leeteuk: the difference is… in Super Show U just can see the Super Junior. but in SMTOWN Concert u can see all of our family. Hope u guys enjoy.

by: SuJuYEN

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Actress Kim Sun Ah reveals her close relationship with Super Junior’s Siwon

Actress Kim Sun Ah revealed her close relationship with Super Junior‘s “visual representative”, Choi Siwon.

Kim Sun Ah shared a photo taken with Siwon via Facebook on May 26 and posted,

Super handsome ‘Jack of All Trades’, Choi Siwon. Super Junior’s concert is going to be held today and tomorrow! I’ve been invited so many times, but I can’t go! Ah! I want to go! (Drama schedules are so tight.) Sorry Sorry…! Honey City Hall…! I just remembered again. ^^ The time when they had a Taiwanese fan meeting and concert. Also when all the fans danced together. Just remembered it. This photo was taken about 4 years ago? Hehe. Time sure flies. Anyway, Siwon who works hard at everything! Fighting!
PS: Through everyone’s love, I wrapped up the press conference for ‘I Do I Do‘ very well! I think there are a lot of photos uploaded. When were they posted? (As expected, Ms Koalas are so fast at everything.) As for now, I thank you deeply from my heart! I am rubbing my eyes while filming! Briefly came on to greet you guys.

In the past, actress Kim Sun Ah has shared numerous photos with many K-pop artists, including Rain, TVXQ, and JYJ. It appears that she’s a favorite noona among many idols.

Fans commented, “You two look great,” “So pretty,” and “I’ll watch your drama!

Source + Photos: Kim Sun Ah’s Facebook
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MBC explains why Leeteuk delivered the closing speech instead of Tiffany at ‘Korean Music Wave in Google’

Super Junior leader Leeteuk has been receiving flak from some netizens after delivering the final speech at MBC‘s ‘Korean Music Wave in Google‘ concert recently held in California.

On May 21st, Google and YouTube hosted MBCKorean Music Wave in Google‘ in Mountain View, California and the concert was streamed live through YouTube.

Towards the end of the concert, all the artists came on stage together to sing the customary traditional Korean song, “Arirang“. When the song came to a close, Leeteuk grabbed his microphone and closed the event saying, “Our languages and our faces may be different, but the music has united us as one.” But netizens began criticizing Leeteuk for delivering the closing speech, as Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon and Tiffany were the MCs for the event. They felt Leeteuk hindered Tiffany from giving the final speech, and staff members from the event who heard about the misunderstanding stepped forward to defend Leeteuk’s actions.

A representative from MBC who was at the event remarked, “The misunderstanding had spread amongst netizens, because they did not completely understand the situation at hand. The head director had specially asked Leeteuk to deliver the closing speech, as he is exceptionally talented and experienced when it comes to leading such events. The director had simply wanted to neatly and efficiently end the large-scale show.”

It makes no sense to say that he had interrupted Tiffany from making her speech,” the representative continued. “The fact that Leeteuk stepped on stage with a mic already in hand proves that everything was pre-meditated.”

Leeteuk also attempted to relieve any misunderstandings by writing on his Twitter page, “Towards the end of “Arirang”, a cue card went up asking me to deliver the closing comment. If it was wrong of me to respond to the producer’s cue and deliver a speech during a show that was streamed live all over the world, then I apologize. I will respectfully reject any gifts of criticism that are given without reason.”

Meanwhile, some of today’s top artists performed at the concert, including TVXQ, Super Junior, Wonder Girls, Girls’ Generation, KARA, B2ST, MBLAQ, SISTAR, f(x), and more.

Source & Image : MoneyToday StarNews via Nate
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